SH Hotels & Resorts has unveiled plans to take over Seattle’s Pan Pacific Hotel and transform it into 1 Hotel Seattle by next year.

It is located in the heart of the South Lake Union neighbourhood and near downtown, the Climate Pledge Arena, and Amazon’s headquarters in the US city.

Offering views of the Space Needle, the 153-room 1 Hotel Seattle aims to provide an immersive experience that honours the region’s natural beauty and cultural heritage.

The grand lobby will feature a living wall and a reclaimed timber and stone stairway, setting the tone for tranquillity and serenity.

SH Hotels & Resorts is committed to creating a nature-inspired sanctuary that will combine sustainability and luxury.

1 Hotels founder and SH Hotels & Resorts chairman Barry Sternlicht said: “Embarking on the transformation of the Pan Pacific into 1 Hotel Seattle represents a long-held aspiration for SH Hotels & Resorts to establish a presence in Seattle, a city renowned for its progressive sustainability initiatives.

“This endeavour epitomises our commitment to sustainability and underscores our belief in the profound impact of nature.”

Raul Leal, CEO of 1 Hotels parent company SH Hotels & Resort, said: “We are excited to redefine lifestyle luxury in the Pacific Northwest. The new hotel will feature meticulously curated interiors that celebrate the city’s rich heritage of craftsmanship and showcase our biophilic design approach with a vibrant food and beverage offering.

“Every aspect of the hotel will be a testament to our dedication to creating unforgettable experiences for both travellers and locals, showcasing our commitment to sustainability and personalised experiences.”

KHP Capital Partners managing partner Ben Rowe said: “We are thrilled to partner with SH Hotels & Resorts to redevelop the property into a new luxury hotel that will serve as a unique gathering place for both visitors and the local community.

“The 1 Hotel brand’s commitment to sustainability is especially important to us and a natural fit for the area.”

KHP Capital Partners is a real estate private equity firm focused on investments in lifestyle hotels.

The hotel’s dining experience will highlight the Pacific Northwest’s rich flavours, with a signature restaurant serving locally inspired dishes. Wellness amenities at 1 Hotel Seattle will include a fitness centre, designed to refresh and rejuvenate guests.

The rooms and suites will be renovated to reflect the brand’s dedication to eco-friendly practices and fine craftsmanship, incorporating reclaimed wood, custom furniture, and moss art.